As a company one of the most important activities we do is hiring. We don't chase a growth number rather just focus on hiring good people to work with. Irrespective of the client projects we have we believe in a "always be hiring" philosophy.
It would be difficult to define this process as we're learning about people and how we hire. Here are some questions we ask ourselves when evaluating candidates:
What will we learn from the candidate?
Can the candidate lead a team?
Does the candidate have the ability to learn?
Above all what we value are people who are productive. People who don't worry about "how" to get to the end goal, rather deconstruct a problem into smaller bite-sized goals. People who are communicative, creative, and believe in team spirit.
The horizontal bar on the "T" symbolizes a range of skills i.e. a generalist and the vertical bar is the depth is one skill i.e. a specialist. We're looking for people who have both.
If a person is just a generalist without deep expertise in an area they are usually on the sidelines. Specialists aren't able to adapt and work across projects.
Whether we're hiring engineers, designers, project managers, or an office admin what we look for remains the same. Processes followed might be different but the above will always stand true.